Crawl space

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crawl space

[′krȯl ‚spās]
(building construction)
A shallow space in a building which workers can enter to gain access to pipes, wires, and equipment.
A shallow space located below the ground floor of a house and surrounded by the foundation wall.

Crawl space

The space under a suspended floor needed for access to services.

crawl space

crawl space, 2
1. Any interior space of limited height, but sufficient to permit workmen access to otherwise concealed ductwork, piping, or wiring.
2. In a building without a basement, an unfinished accessible space below the first floor which is usually less than a full story in height; normally enclosed by the foundation wall.
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We have a crawl space underneath the family room where the fireplace is.
com)-- Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair, known for award-winning residential repair, has expanded their team with the addition of David Flannery as the new operations manager effective November 1, 2015.
We would also appreciate your thoughts on how best to ventilate/not ventilate the crawl space (between the lower level and garage).
Major requirements and components of correctly designed and constructed unvented crawl spaces include (1) control of surface runoff, (2) foundation drains and damp proofing, (3) a fully sealed air/vapor retarder on the floor and perimeter walls, (4) insulated perimeter walls, and (5) incorporating the crawl space as part of the conditioned space of the house.
Still, about a dozen residents in the River Road neighborhood want the railroad to test their wells and crawl spaces to prove there's no danger from solvent fumes.
Table 5 shows that, prior to retrofit, the crawl spaces were thermally nearly three-quarters outside, on average.
Many CO-related deaths occurred when the generators were placed in the basement or crawl space of a home.
Items for shipment must be removed from attics and crawl spaces, because movers are not required to enter areas where they can not stand upright.
Individuals with knowledge of such details as classroom designs, power and water shut-off locations, crawl spaces, and basements also should participate and provide assistance.
Other types of spaces include pits, crawl spaces, pipelines, boilers, and furnaces.
Some nonpermit-required confined spaces are crawl spaces, drop ceilings and certain types of ductwork.
Although radon reduction systems were installed in six homes with crawl spaces, only five homes were involved in the follow-up study, since one home (house 5) was vacant during this period.